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Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

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  1. May 5, 2022Celebrating spring 2022 PhD graduates
    Celebrating PhD graduates

    The excitement is mounting as the University is preparing to celebrate in-person convocation ceremonies with the graduating class of 2022. 

  2. Mar. 16, 20222021-2022 recipients of Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision announced

    The winners of the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision for 2021-2022 have been announced. 

    Congratulations to:

  3. Mar. 1, 2022A farewell to Jeanette Nugent

    Jeanette Nugent is retiring from the University of Waterloo, after a career spanning more than four decades. As the Associate Director, Admissions, a colleague and friend, Jeanette will be missed by members of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) as well as the campus community.

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  1. May 26, 2022A community of scholars: celebrating spring 2022 PhD graduates
    Celebrating PhD graduates

    A doctoral degree represents the culmination of hard work and dedication; seeing it through to the finish line is a testament to hard work and perseverance!

    Doctoral graduate students, supervisors and guests are invited to attend a virtual celebration to commemorate the remarkable achievement of completing a PhD degree at Waterloo. It will also showcase the diversity of our PhD graduates' research and celebrate the breadth of their achievements as a community.

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  1. Apr. 6, 2022Growing, with data as our fertile soil
    Graduate Students, Voice Your Opinion

  2. Mar. 20, 2022Let’s connect!

    Welcome to the first edition of what we’re calling GRADblog – a place for us in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) to share with our friends and colleagues’ info on current initiatives and events of importance to graduate students and the graduate community.

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